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January 26, 2013 4:19:12 AM

Well, I picked out almost everything except for the video card. Still not sure which one I want. Trying to keep the build under $1,500.


Case: Corsair Vengeance Series C70 Arctic White Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
HDD: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
PSU: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
MOBO: ASUS P8Z77-V LE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 77W
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
GPU: Undecided
Monitor: ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers

I'm at roughly $1,100 with instant rebates (not including $60 mail in).

Looking to run Skyrim at 60+ FPS on max settings.

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January 26, 2013 4:26:32 AM

Looks good to me i would recommend a gtx 670 or 7970
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January 26, 2013 4:57:54 AM

If you want to go under 1,500 go with a 7870 or gtx 660ti (basically just up to you whether you prefer Radeon or Nvidia as the cards perform pretty much identical and are both very good.)

But if you wanna hit 1,500 and get a really kick ass build then I second the 7970. Can't say the same for the gtx 670 though, I'm pretty sure the 7970 performs slightly better, only downside is I think it also runs a bit hotter.
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January 26, 2013 4:59:29 AM

SemiMG said:
Looking to run Skyrim at 60+ FPS on max settings.


If that is all you want out of your PC you only need to spend like 700 dollars btw, Skyrim runs well on budget machines. However games like BF3 will require a high end build like your current one.
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January 26, 2013 2:25:14 PM

bigcyco1 said:
Looks good to me i would recommend a gtx 670 or 7970


I'm thinking 670.

pankakes123 said:
If you want to go under 1,500 go with a 7870 or gtx 660ti (basically just up to you whether you prefer Radeon or Nvidia as the cards perform pretty much identical and are both very good.)

But if you wanna hit 1,500 and get a really kick ass build then I second the 7970. Can't say the same for the gtx 670 though, I'm pretty sure the 7970 performs slightly better, only downside is I think it also runs a bit hotter.


I have a 6850 in my current build, so I'm quite happy with Radeon atm. (only had the build for a year, it's going to my gf and this new one will be mine)
I'm thinking I would like to check out Nvidia now and see how I like it. What do you guys this about this card EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5?

pankakes123 said:
If that is all you want out of your PC you only need to spend like 700 dollars btw, Skyrim runs well on budget machines. However games like BF3 will require a high end build like your current one.


I've considered BF3, so I'll stick with this build. Thanks for the input
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January 27, 2013 1:33:34 PM

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